Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation

BY Maybelline
3.7/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation is a gel whipped foundation. The water and gel-based texture glides on the skin to provide spotless and flawless coverage and a soft-matte velvety finish. The formula is designed to keep the skin hydrated for 12 hours. It suits normal to combination skin types and is available in two saturating shades.

Product Reviews

3.1/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

No drying and roughness

12-hour hydration

Velvety-smooth texture

Soft-matte finish

Gel-whipped formula

CONS

Not waterproof

Limited shade range

Transfers

Medium to light coverage

Feels heavy on the skin

This Foundation is a mess for Oily Skin
1.5/5

PROS

Velvety, soft texture

Feels light

CONS

Expensive

Does not last long

Oxidizes

Doesn’t blend very well

Accentuates fine lines and pores

Not for oily/combination skin


Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation - I couldn’t help but buy it. I felt it was a little highly priced, but I just wanted to try this because the name sounded so cool. I got the shade Nude to match my wheatish skin tone. And, my skin is a combination type.

The brand claims that this foundation is velvety, soft-matte, lasts about 12 hours and all other good things. But for me, nothing seems to have worked. There are more problems with this foundation than there are good qualities in it.
The first time I used this foundation was on top of primer, God, was it a mistake. It highlighted my pores so much that my skin looked like a sponge. I tried blending it in, but more blending only made it dissipate. I had to take it off immediately.

The next time I tried it without primer, and it wasn’t very bad. But, within a couple of hours, it oxidized and became two tones darker. Also, it melts under the sun. I wonder if there is anything right with this foundation. I am not going to try it ever again.

Anyway, for me, it did not work at all. But, people with normal skin type could give it a try. However, make sure you read enough reviews before you decide to spend your money on it.

Oxidizes and melts
3/5

PROS

Travel-friendly packaging

Smooth texture

Soft-matte finish

Easy blending

Good coverage

CONS

Oxidizes

Transfers

Not for summers


I looked up the shades online and ordered one which I thought was closest to my skin. But unfortunately, this one was at least two tones lighter. However, this worked in my favor when I tried it on, on a summer day. First, I was slightly tanned, and second, it oxidizes, so it became a shade darker after a while and matched my skin tone.

The texture is super soft and velvety and glides on the skin like butter. Blending is also easy. But, on summer days, this foundation melts. It makes you feel heavy and everything that gets in touch with your face, like a tissue, the product will transfer. I always set it with loose powder, but this is surely not the best foundation out there.

It’s good to be worn for 3 to 4 hours when the sun’s down. I don’t think I will repurchase it.

It works like magic for my Normal skin type
4.5/5

PROS

Affordable

None

Good coverage

Soft-matte texture

Long-wearing

Adequate quantity

Works without primer

CONS

None


When I considered buying this foundation, all I came across was negative reviews. However, I knew it would work for my normal skin type, so I bought it without thinking much. I got the shade Ivory for me. It’s a perfect match for my skin tone. I do not have a lot of skin imperfections, and I think that’s why the foundation suits me really well.

It offers 7 to 8 hours of coverage, and a little product is enough to cover the entire face. I love this foundation, and it’s a must have for anyone with normal skin type. It will do wonders for you.

Works well with the right technique
3.5/5

PROS

Blends well

Soft-matte finish

Gel-like texture

CONS

Might feel heavy for oily skin

Does not work with primer


I have combination skin type. I bought this foundation because it is meant for normal to combination skin. The first time I used it, I thought what a waste of money it was. But then, I read a lot of reviews and gave it another try. I used it on bare skin, and it’s smooth, velvety texture was enough to provide moisturization and also worked as a primer. I finished with loose powder, and it worked just fine.

Top Questions And Answers

March 21, 2019

In what shades is the Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation available?

Zeba KhanMarch 22, 2019

Zeba KhanMarch 22, 2019

There are 12 shades in which the foundation is available:

  • Natural Beige 75
  • Warm Porcelain 5
  • Porcelain Ivory 10
  • Ivory 15
  • Classic Ivory 20
  • Nude 40
  • Creamy Natural 50
  • Sandy Beige 60
  • Pure Beige 70
  • Honey Beige 90
  • Caramel 92
  • Coconut 95

March 20, 2019

How to use the Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation?

Meera SethiMarch 21, 2019

Meera SethiMarch 21, 2019

To apply the foundation:

  • Take the product on the back of your hand and warm it up.
  • Using fingers or foundation brush, dab the product on the face and blend.

March 19, 2019

For what skin types is the foundation suitable?

Prerna SharmaMarch 20, 2019

Prerna SharmaMarch 20, 2019

Ideally, the foundation is a perfect match for normal to combination skin types. However, if you have dry skin, using a moisturizer beforehand will help to keep the skin hydrated.

March 18, 2019

In what quantity is this product available?

Pakhi SharmaMarch 19, 2019

Pakhi SharmaMarch 19, 2019

The quantity of Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation is 30 ml.

March 17, 2019

How to buy the right shade of the foundation?

Rashmi BhatiaMarch 18, 2019

Rashmi BhatiaMarch 18, 2019

To match the shade to your skin tone, do a patch test on your neck or your jawline and go for the shade closest to your skin tone.

March 16, 2019

What are the ingredients present in this Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation?

Aparna NairMarch 17, 2019

Aparna NairMarch 17, 2019

This is the list of ingredients:

  • Glycerin
  • Dimethicone
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Aqua / Water / Eau
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Aluminum Hydroxide
  • Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
  • Dimethicone Crosspolymer
  • Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate
  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir: Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides] F.I.L. D177517/1

March 15, 2019

What kind of finish does the foundation offer?

Isha RajgopalMarch 16, 2019

Isha RajgopalMarch 16, 2019

The foundation has a velvety soft-matte finish that glides on the skin smoothly, blends well, and offers complete coverage.

March 14, 2019

What is the staying power of this foundation?

Sadia BaigMarch 15, 2019

Sadia BaigMarch 15, 2019

This Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation is a long-wear formula with 12 hours staying power.